The URA awarded William Penn control of the Downtown lot despite the fact that Kail's Parking offered to pay the agency $2,050 a month more. In the Strip District, William Penn won the contract with the high bid of $1,200 a month, then was allowed to lower the amount by $483 a month -- a move that an executive from runner-up Central Parking called "not standard procedure." (P-G, Rich Lord)
It's another Monday morning, right? When will we all learn?
The leases were awarded without a vote of the URA board, though the agency told bidders in writing that the board would make the decisions.
Sure, why not?
Mr. Gigliotti [of William Penn Parking] is best known in political circles as the valet for LeMont, where he is involved in handling political fund-raisers.
His wife, Linda Gigliotti, is the Pittsburgh police officer who coordinates other officers' off-duty, private details.
414 Grant Street is done mincing words.
The Burgher discovers a straight-up contradiction in statements URA Acting Director Rob Stephany made about the McTish contract.